Surrealist Photography, Part 1 & A Reminder

It is getting to the end of March (already) which means that next week will be our Arts Fellowship Group meeting on Tuesday night (April 1). Same room (B-108) and same time (7:00 pm). Please feel free to bring snacks to share with the group and any work in progress that you would like to discuss. And don’t forget to take spend some time in our book before coming to the meeting; we will go through a couple of activities from Chapter 2 and discuss listening to God. Also to make our time more fun, we are going to try to spend the first 15 minutes talking, eating, and getting to know one another better.

Now for the fun part….

I have been wanting to share this on the blog for a while but I haven’t had the time the last few weeks. For the better part of the last century, Surrealism as an art movement thrived. It mostly came out in the form of the traditional art forms, like painting:

Salvador Dali (whose painting “Swans Reflecting Elephants” is shown here) mixed the real and imaginary to often odd and charming results. BTW – don’t you love the double image in the water? Surrealism also worked its way into architecture:

Antoni Gaudi’s terraces, an example of his ability to meld organic form with function often feel more like they are grown in place rather than built (Photo courtesy of Beatriz Posada Alonso). The movement has also spread in sculpture, and even into writing, theater, and film. But lately it seems it has taken an interesting direction within photography. Mind you these photographs have been digitally altered, but the blend of art forms is unique and beautiful.

Here are some young photographers whose works have interested me lately though there are many, many others out there.

winter #flickr12days Anesidora VI (and the last)

These two photographs are from Aliza Razell who loves to mix water color, photography, and mythology. You can see more from her on her Facebook page or flickr page.

More to come on Part 2….

 

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